Technology

Altru Health System to Build “21st Century Hospital”

The specifics of the new hospital are still being determined

  GRAND FORKS, ND — Altru Health System is making a major investment in new facilities and new technologies in Grand Forks. They have announced plans to invest over $250 million for what they call a “brand new 21st century hospital”, expand clinic services and cutting-edge surgical and emergency services. The president of Altru, Dr. Eric Lunn, said the structural…

UND Students Free After Simulation of Two-Week Mars Mission

This was the university's fourth mission in its NASA-funded Inflatable Lunar-Mars Habitat project

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Students at UND disembarked from another in a string of missions orchestrated by the university to test the latest in space technology. The students lived in a self–contained environment meant to represent living conditions astronauts could face on a mission to Mars. UND simulates what life would be like living on Mars through their Inflatable Lunar–Mars…

Sundog Holds Second Annual Block Party in Support of the United Way

Sundog is a marketing and technology company based in Fargo.

FARGO, ND — People had the chance to enjoy a little grilling and support the United Way in the process. For $5, people could get some brats, burgers and chips at Sundog Interactive’s second annual block party to support United Way. Sundog is a marketing and technology company based in Fargo. The block party is only one part of the…

Governor Burgum Announces Task Force for Public Education System

Burgum says changes are needed in how the state's students are instructed

  BISMARCK, ND — Gov. Burgum is setting up a new task force aimed at improving North Dakota’s public education system. The Innovative Education Task Force will identify new, creative teaching methods and make recommendations to the governor and Legislature. Burgum says changes are needed in how the state’s students are instructed to meet the needs of the 21st century…

2017 State of Technology Conference in Fargo

"Our goal is to make the Fargo metro area and the Red River Valley, an absolute hub for technology entrepreneurship."

FARGO, ND — Senator John Hoeven is hosting the 2017 State of Technology Conference in Fargo. “When people talk about hot spots for technology, growth and development, innovation, new startups, we want them talking about Fargo”, Sen. Hoeven said. The annual State of Technology Conference serves as a catalyst for new transformation and investment in North Dakota. This year, Senator…

Meet Vernie! Lego’s Newest Robot Invention

Fargo's Barnes & Noble is one of many locations given this new product to promote and share with visitors

FARGO, N.D. — Lego released a new set of bricks which is showing off its dance moves across the country.  Meet Vernie the Robot. Fargo’s Barnes and Noble is one of many locations given this new product to promote and share with visitors. Kids were shown what Vernie can do, how to use its app and create new parts. Vernie…

North Dakota Governor’s School Showcase Projects at NDSU

North Dakota Governor's School is a six week program for highly motivated North Dakota high school sophomores and juniors

FARGO, ND — North Dakota Governor’s School is a six week program for highly motivated North Dakota high school sophomores and juniors. The program offers instruction and experience in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Engineering, English Studies, Information Technology, Laboratory Science, Mathematics and Visual Arts. The students have the chance to live on the NDSU campus and enjoy its amenities. The program…

Countdown is on for Opening of Sanford’s New Hospital

The land the medical center was built on along I-94 was bought way back in 1998

  FARGO, ND — Opening day is now just two weeks away. The nearly $500 million state-of-the-art Sanford Medical Center in south Fargo begins operating on July 25. That is the day staff will attend to their first patients in the new hospital The land the medical center was built on along I-94 was bought way back in 1998. Sanford…

Sen. Hoeven Moving Fargo Office Downtown

The office is accessible through the skyway system

FARGO, ND — Senator Hoeven says he wants to get closer to startups and the technology sector of Fargo. That is why he is moving his Fargo office downtown. Beginning Friday, his staff will be located at 123 Broadway North, on the second floor of the old Metro Drug building. The office is accessible through the skyway system. Hoeven’s Fargo…

Health Matters: The Newest Technology in Ambulances

An ambulance is capable of doing just about everything an emergency room can

HEALTH MATTERS — Most people don’t know what an ambulance looks like until they have to ride one. As technology moves forward, so does the care you can find in an ambulance. A Detroit Lakes paramedic with Essentia Health St. Mary’s helps us get familiar with the tools in this rescue rig. In what is often an already scary situation,…